Jakes Creek Reservoir

Jakes Creek Reservoir, also known as Boies Reservoir, is an irrigation impoundment developed in 1967. The reservoir occurs on BLM and private lands, but is entirely accessible to the public.

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Region
Eastern
County
Elko
Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

The lake level is good, though starting to draw down with irrigation.  Surface water temperatures have climbed into the mid to high 60’s and the weeds are growing making shore fishing difficult, but not impossible yet.  With the warmer water the bass have become active and fishing for them is good using soft plastic dark colored grubs and spinnerbaits.  Worms seem to be the presentation of choice for trout, though small spinners should also work for those who want to throw some hardware.  Fly rodders should be using chironomids, PT nymphs, hare’s ears, small black or olive buggers and leeches. Dry flies are working as well.  The usual dries such as Adams, Griffith’s gnats, PMD’s and damselfly dries are all working.

07-02-2022

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1993Rainbow Trout9.204-07-20223018

Pertinent Information

Jakes Creek Reservoir covers 62 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 16 feet. Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and an occasional native redband trout (from the upper drainage) are found in the reservoir. The average size of rainbow trout caught is about 12 inches, although larger fish are sometimes caught. Successful baits include nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, Power Bait, small spinners and spoons, and flies. Spring, early summer, and fall are the most productive times to fish for trout. The typical bass fishing lures such as spinner baits, crankbaits, and rubber worms prove successful, but they are generally caught in low numbers. The entire perimeter of the reservoir is fishable for all species and the eastside along the dam and northern shoreline offers the easiest access. As summer progresses, aquatic vegetation increases making fishing from shore difficult, but using a float tube or canoe helps to get out beyond the weeds. Typically, between December and March, this small reservoir freezes enough for ice fishing, with fair to good success for catching trout. There are no developed camping facilities and primitive camping space is limited